Case Study: The Uprising: Giving Voice to Inner City Youth
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
261 America's Center
The death of Freddie Gray brought protests and a wave of intense media attention to Baltimore. The media implicated nearby high school students in the crime and destruction, whether they participated in it or not. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum offered an exhibition space for them to create a response. Students address the uprising, police brutality, police surveillance and the one-sided media portrayal of their neighborhoods in this exhibit. This presentation will include successes and shortcomings of this collaboration.
Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Attendees will gain insights on the potential pitfalls and successes of a curatorial collaboration with inner city youth voices.
- Attendees will learn how collaborations such as these can benefit underrepresented communities as well as the museum audience
- Attendees will gain insights on how to present the youth's perspective on potentially divisive issues without kid gloves nor dictating end results.
Associate Professor and Graphic Design Program Director, University of Maryland College Park
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Director of Education, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture